The Special Self-Help Fund (SSH) provides small-scale assistance to Cameroonian communities as part of the U.S. Government’s commitment to support development activities in all ten regions of Cameroon.
Proposals can address one or more of the following areas: Social Services (education, health, vocational training, and local development-bridges); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Income Generating Activities; and, Environment and Agriculture.
Basic Project Requirements:
1) Initiated by the community and benefits the community by increasing income or improving living conditions; 2) Benefits a large number of people; 3) Involves a significant local contribution such as labor, materials, land, equipment, or money; 4) Within the ability of the community to operate and maintain; 5) Completed within one year without requiring further Self-Help Fund assistance; 6) Respects environmental norms.
The program is highly competitive.
Utilize This Offer
The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund is limited to locally registered Community Based Organizations (CBOs), associations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with at least 2 years of experience working in Cameroon.
Application deadline: April 30.